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donnell's campaign for the governorship in virginia, and the way he has governed since he has been there. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, after tim pawlenty, now being christened the new voice of the republican moderate. when he was endorsed last year, noted, quote, moderate temperament. mr. mcdonnell was hand-picked by the republican party to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address earlier this year, after he had been in office precisely 11 days. mr. mcdonnell was praised as the new face of the republican party. move over, tim pawlenty, there is a new republican moderate seeming guy in town. a new republican moderate seeming guy that declared the month of april will be confederate history month in the commonwealth of virginia. governor mcdonnell releasing a proclamation to that effect saying, quote, april is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between the states for independence. sounds awesome. is that a
. >>> the latest on the mining disaster in west virginia. the clock is ticking in an upper blanch mine tonight. four miners still unaccounted for after monday's explosion. authorities say they know where all four were at the time of the blast. rescuers still can't get inside the mine. the levels of poisonous gas is still too high. >> the drill teams are furiously drilling holes in this mountain to vents out some of those dangerous gases but they're confronted with the problem of more than one dangerous gas that is keeping the rescue teams at bay. >> to vent 9 mine of its dangerous gases, crews started drilling three holes last night. the first drill broke through nearly hen 00 feet of rock this morning. rescuers banged on the drill but got no response from below. officials are focused on three of the five drill sites. all 1100 feet down where the lethal gas is being vented. two sites are near a refuge center stocked with food and water to last four days where they hope to find three miners. they believe the fourth miner is no more than 1,000 feet away. >> reporter: abc news has confirmed two m
george corley wallace. what the world needs now more of this talk, virginia's new republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april to be confederate history month. to read his proclamation you would think the war was a joyous war of independence. great stuff all around. got overwhelmed by too much firepower up north. not a word about slavery being the issue or the election of abraham lincoln causing succession. former governor doug water of virginia says the confederate history month stuff is mind-boggling. we're going to talk about what just happened. >>> and will the real john mccain please stand up? he now says he's never considered himself a maverick. could someone please remind him he boasted about his maverick credentials throughout the entire 2008 campaign? we'll remind him tonight, go to the videotape. we're rounding up the mavericks tonight. >>> also, why is president obama having so much trouble winning over white-working-class americans? and how can he win a mandate in 2012 he can't do the job? we'll get to that one. >>> let me finish tonight with thoughts on p
mine-south in raleigh county, west virginia, extending condolences to their families and recognizing the valiant efforts of the emergency response workers at the mine disaster. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in house resolution 1236 into the record. without objection, i recognize the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, for seven minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for seven minutes. mr. rahall: thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. chairman, george miller. last week on monday, april 5, an explosion tore through the upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia, taking the lives of 29 good hardworking men. it was the repeat of a recurring nightm
in the panhandle of west virginia up into pennsylvania, some scattered showers across west virginia and into the ohio valley. that area of low pressure is going to be coming down our way later on today, and before that we may see a little sun this morning. but overall, a cloudy day, some showers by midday and then perhaps some afternoon thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. could produce some hail and damaging winds. that would be from about 3:00 orr 4:00 in the afternoon all the way through perhaps early evening this evening. highs reaching near 70 before then. things should settle down by late this evening and by dawn tomorrow maybe lingering light showers. after that we ought to get sunshine back by tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. then the weather does settle down considerably midweek. we veal the shine back on wednesday. should be partly cloudy. morning lows near 40. afternoon highs into the mid 60s. then lots of sunshine for thursday with highs near 70. let's check traffic on this monday morning. jerry, how is it look sng. >> good morning to you. good mornin
phone calls in the night. virginia celebrates the confederacy. and also where we start tonight with governor's bob mcdonnell's decision. and virginia ron yagan a former radio talk show host working on a book about his dad. and pat buchanan and msnbc analyst. start with what happened in minnesota today. it's an amazing event. we'll get to the confederate stuff later. what's going on? show you right now is governor palin today with balkman. very fascinating political figures. very good on the stump. much more exciting than mitch mcconnell or john boehner. here is the new starpower of the republican party. let's watch today. >> on the outside i am here to testify she is 20 times more beautiful on the inside. please help me welcome governor sarah palin. >> you know, pat, i think i had a small role here in hosting this program one day when michelle bachmann came on and said we ought to have a media investigation. you were here. and the senate out of that -- a caterpillar became a butterfly and saw her today. she's dazzle on the stump. her speech today was so well given. i think that
virginia later in the program with the congressman whose district the mine is in. >>> meanwhile, afghanistan denying today one of the most inflammatory reports about president hamid karzai that we've heard in a while. that he threatened to join the taliban if the united states kept pressuring him. >> we were shocked to see such kind of comment in the media. the government of afghanistan in which president karzai is a democratically elected president has fighting against terror and fighting against those who put the life of our good people in danger as priority number one. and in that context, that comment, whoever has come up with that, does not make sense. >> san van na guthrie is nbc correspondent and cohost of "the daily rundown." nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is live for us in kabul. is this a case that they are shocked to hear that hamid karzai may have said something, shocked that they're gambling with -- are we -- >> reporter: i think it's -- i don't think they're really shocked by it. president karzai has said things like this in the past. what they're sh
, an explosion in west virginia. thanks, brian. >>> there are new questions today over mine safety and coal profits. following this accident, labor secretary hilda solis is promising to take action with a special team of investigators to look into what caused the explosion. in a statement she writes, miners should never have to sacrifice their lives for their livelihood. let's bring in journalist and cultural historian jeff biggers joining us on skype today, the author of "reckoning at eagle creek, the secret legacy of coal in the heartland." good to have you on with us. you know this industry as well as anyone. it is a way of life. it's how they make a living. there's not a whole lot of economic development in this part of west virginia except coal mining. have the people of this area just come to accept the risk? >> they've come to accept the risk but i think like any americans they want to be able to go to work every day knowing that there are rules on the books that are going to be followed and enforced, that there's no reason to have unnecessary risks, especially if they're going to lo
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> celebrating the confederacy in virginia, how could the governor leave out all mention of slavery, because he said slavery was not a significant issue. the hasty apology came late this afternoon. >>> mitt romney a socialist? ronald reagan a leftist dreamer? rupert murdoch jumps the shark. >>> and the west virginia warnings, the miners were worried that methane levels were far too high before the explosion. and three months ago, inspectors found the fresh air relief systems were operating backwards, blowing out breathable air from the mine. [ tires screech ] ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ that's two for doubting. [ chuckles ] you hit like my sister. really? i'd like to meet her. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen cc. award-winning design starting under $28,000. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. en like you love activia light? sometimes i have no choice but to eat on the run... and to eat whatever happens to be around. heavy greasy food that's hard on my diet... and my digestive system. so i eat activia light every day. activia light,
in the search for four missing west virginia miners. toxic air has forced rescuers out of the mine. we'll take you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those fo
are furious at the governor of virginia for his decision to declare april confederate history month. we'll talk to former virginia governor doug wilder and get his thoughts. >>> joe murray of on deck sports made one product, pitching mounds for indoor baseball facilities. his customers loved them and urged him to branch out. he added artificial turf and other baseball equipment, scoring a home run with his growing client base. for more watch "your business" sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. [ crowd cheering ] [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ let's wind 'em with precision. open our throttle to even more selection. and turn that savings swagger up full tilt. ♪ so when the time comes to bust open a can of doing... we've got all the tools for all the things we need to make 'em happe
are reported to authorities. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonald get a bizarre warning in the form of a letter from an anti-government group. in fact, government officers are on alert tonight after receiving letters calling for them to step down orising being removed. in fact, at least 30 governors got the letters which don't make any specific threat of violence. they were sent by a group called the guardians of free republics and the fbi is investigating. >>> new at 11:00, a day long police standoff is over in alexandria. and the man who held police at bay is dead. no word yet on whether he killed himself. but police never did fire their weapons. this morning, authorities showed up at an apartment build tog evict that man. -- building to evict that man. officers heard gunfire. no reports of anyone else being hurt. >>> now metro riders are asking why they are just finding out about a rape that happened two months ago. back in february, a woman was getting into her car at the south garage and someone raped her and stole her car. six days later they found the car. duffy was in it with a 13-year-
with the final four and the national championship is set. duke against west virginia last night for the chance to advance. the blue devils downed the mountaineers, 78-57 thanks in part to john shier. duke will meet underdog butler on monday night. the hometown bulldog beat michigan state 52-50. gordon heyward scored 19 points. butler will appear in the ncaa title game for the first time in school history. >>> on the ice, alexander semin scored his goal ensuring the victory. >>> yesterday kevin youkilis hit a 2 two-run homer. the nats fall 6-1. opening day is monday against the phillies. that's your sports minute. >>> we now know gilbert arenas will serve his time at a halfway house in montgomery county. he pleaded guilty back in january to possessioning a gun without a license. a judge sentenced him to 400 hours of community service and 30 days in a halfway house. arenas will serve his time at the montgomery county pre-release center, which allows residents to leave for work or community service. arenas' arrival date has not been released for security reasons. but it is expected to happen soon
virginia and throughout the country are taught to escape first. they're taught to get out of the mine the way they came in first. they retreat to a chamber or rescue shelter as a last resort. when they have made the determination, if their training has taken, if they have made the determination that they need to go to a shelter, that that's the last place that they would go. a shelter is a sophisticated barricade, in my opinion. >> is there any evidence that leads you believe that anyone is alive? is there any evidence of that? >> we don't have any at this point. we just have hope. >> how far is that refuge chamber from the entrance to the hole? >> do you know? >> it's one inch equals a 500-foot map. i just guesstimated about 8,000 feet. >> so rescuers would have to go in two miles. >> they'll ride in a certain distance. they won't walk in from the outside. we'll get their them in there as quickly as possible for them to get in as far as we can. >>. [ inaudible question ] the debris starts around where the nine miners were on their way out. up to that point we can have access up to th
follows democrat tom periello home to his virginia district. >> health care is not my fight t was about economic relief to working it in middle-class families. seniors who are struggling. if we can save them a little money, that's a really big deal for people. >> lehrer: and we get the analysis of david brooks and ruth marcus, filling in for mark shields. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the oldest member of the u.s. supreme court is stepping down after 35 years. justice john paul stevens had been the leader of the court's liberal wing. judy woodruff has the story. >> woodruff: justice stevens informed president obama of his resignation in a one-paragraph letter this morning. it read: "my dear mr. president: having concluded that it would be in the best interests of the court to have my successor a
in the confessional and, of course, in the zone. >>> virginia's republican governor has outdone himself. he thinks now would be the perfect time to honor the confederacy. the reverend jesse jackson will rip on that at the bottom of the hour. >>> plus, hannity and the huskies make a cameo appearance in the "playbook" section of "the ed show." stay with us. we're right back here on msnbc. be good to your heart? so is campbell's healthy request soup. low in fat and cholesterol, heart healthy levels of sodium, and taste you'll love. guy: mmmm! chef: we're kind of excited about it. announcer: campbell's healthy request. because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> it's going to take a miracle for rescuers to get to the four trapped west virginia miners and get them out alive. that mining company had thousands of safety violations over the years. this has me convinced we need an investigation into criminal negligence. i have a commentary next. is your fitness drink pure? ♪ this one is. ♪
crews in west virginia are holding out faint hope that the coal miners still trapped underground will emerge' life. >> here's what we know this morning. four miners are still missing. drills have been drilling holes into the mine to release all that built-up it was. family and friends gathered for a church service last night to pray for the victims. at least seven of the 25 bodies have been recover the so far. diane sawyer has the details from west virginia. >> reporter: 61 miners at the mine. it was a shift change. half were nearly out, half were taking over, going in, when the blast happened. and this was an explosion so horrific it picked up steel railings from the track and twisted them like molten pretzels. there is a shaft nearly 6,000 feet and at the end of it, a prayer that there's a sealed chamber where the unaccounted miners still might be alive, might be breathing. but to get to them they must drill through 1,200 feet. the community prays all night and day for their safety. stanley stewart had just started his shift 300 feet down when suddenly it went dark. >> the powe
, west virginia. the chaplain: father, we ask you to strengthen the courage of the representatives and congress. sent here men and women to do what a right. make it plain, father. we lease the same wisdom that brought these 50 states together to form this great united states of america. allow it to fall fresh among this great governing body as they make decisions affecting over 300 million americans. father, at this time we join our hearts, minds and spirits for our fellow miners in west virginia who have suffered a great loss in the midst of tragedy. out of the depths of our pressing need, praying that i will draw near onto us during this dark hour of time in jesus name, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from alabama, mr. griffith. mr. griffith: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, i
sunshine expected across the area from ocean city to the mountains of maryland and west virginia. it should be a nice looking afternoon with bright skies, brilliant blue out there and warm temperatures expected to top out as mentioned in the upper 70s and low 80s. 78 in washington, 79 in waldorf. cooler by the bay. a bay breeze. to temperatures in places like annapolis closer to mid-70s. still not bad this time of year. and i'll have the details of the weekend and the five-day forecast coming up. >>> and our top story this morning, you're looking at a photo of one of the victims of the deadly drive-by shooting in washington. a crowd was sprayed with bullets leaving four people dead and five injured. >> and now the community wants answers. it's looking to the city leaders to provide those answers. sarah simmons i joining us live this morning in southeast with more details. sarah good morning. >> reporter: family members are asking why this had to happen, especially when they hear the police tried to get one of the gunman off the street in connection with another shooting and also connected t
michigan coming up. >>> box two, breaking news from west virginia. what they're trying to figure out did remaining miners make it to a safe room. box number 3. he tried to sneak a smoke on a plane then joked about setting his shoes on fire. by the way, he was headed to visit a convicted al qaeda terrorist. some lawmakers want that diplomat to pay for the cost of the security scare. pj crowley joins us on a very busy day on "studio b" unless breaking news changes everything. he's been a supreme court justice since 1975. the oldest, longest serving member justice stevens is retiring. another high stakes political battle to fill his seat. stevens is the leader of the liberal bloc and president obama is certain to dominate another liberal to take his place. when he was put in, the word from ford was he wanted somebody with the best judicial mind and came up with stevens. now president obama wants someone very similar. the president is considering ten people at potential nominees. >> i view the process of selecting a supreme court nominee among my most serious responsibilities at president. w
marks the third anniversary of the deadly shooting spree at virginia tech. the gunman killed 32 classmates and faculty. many of the students who were attending the blackburg school at the time of the attack are poised to graduate next month. the school honored survivors at the memorial site. >>> the son of murdered holocaust museum guard participated in a national day of remembrance ceremony today at the u.s. capital. steven jones jr. was given the honor of holding the light as memorial candles were lit. today marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. world war ii veterans and holocaust survivors were also on hand. >>> investigators say they have developed an important piece of evidence in the murder of virginia tech students, morgan harrington. her remains were found on a farm four months after disappearing from a concert. recently completed testing has determined that a t-shirt found in charlottesville in november belong to harrington. authorities are urging anyone with information in the case to come forward. >>> two georgetown university mainten
. >> yes. 5:29. 43 degrees. the tragic result for the search for four west virginia miners. >> rescuers worked their way back into the mine and were close to answering the big question -- are any of the four missing miners still alive. >> west virginia's governor announcing the final four missing miners were not found alive. >> welcome back to "11 news saturday morning." thanks for joining us. >> john is here with another look outside. it was almost 80. >> all of a sudden we jumped to summer and we want to stay there. and it was the nice part of summer, too, because it wasn't humid. spring is like that. april can have highs and lows and all kinds of stuff. it technically can even produce a little snow. >> oh, don't say it. >> they probably saw a few snow flakes as the recommend -- remnants of that weather maker came through. it takes longer for new england to see spring the way we all envision spring. they are getting the colder side of it. there is a new area of rain coming in from the cold front along with wisconsin, minnesota, michigan this morning. we'll talk about temperatures on o
.c., in virginia, charges might have to be filed there. an airport spokeswoman says the case was referred to the lodan county attorney's office in virginia. coming up, we'll talk about the adoption agency and how it's reacting coming up. >> so interesting in that case. thank you so much, richard. talk to you soon. >> sure. >>> a prom dress made entirely of gum wrappers. >> she bought a ton of gum and gave it to friends and would collect the wrappers back. >> why she decided to make this bubbly gown, new in 20 minutes. >>> good news this morning if you're having a hard time finding a job right now, a bill extending jobless benefits cleared a hurdle in the senate but' not a done deal just yet. money expert jennifer westhoven is here with more on that. >> thank you, natasha. it's not done so i can't tell you, yes, you'll get the checks if you're counting on them and a lot of people have written to n to say what's going on with this, jen, because i really need them. this is what some people are saying. there is a greater possibility it is going to happen. senate democrats got enough votes to
're expected -- expecting him to talk about justice stevens, as well as the mine disaster in west virginia. four miners are still unaccounted for. rescuers are suffering setback after setback. we'll go to west virginia and bring you the latest. >>> also, thousands of republicans gathering in new orleans right now and potential presidential candidates are testing the waters. we'll hear from one of them, sarah palin, live this hour. >>> let's get right to our developing story. major change happening in the highest court in the land. justice john paul stevens is retiring this summer. he's the oldst member of the current court serving 34 years. here's a breakdown of the way the court looks right now. on the left, the political left, i'm talking about, you've got stevens topping the list. then budge ginsburg. he's least considered the leader of the liberal block. you've still got ruth bader ginsburg and sonia sotomayor. on on this any kennedy is in the middle. swing vote but often also been thought to have looked to john paul stevens for influence on how he thinks about judgments. on the right,
of west virginia, senator rockefeller. thank you for your time tonight. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> what are you hearing about the accident so far and the rescue efforts? can you add anything to what we know thus far? >> probably not a great deal. and i think that's important. i think it's incredibly important we get these highly emotional, highly traumatized, highly professionally complex and very mysterious, what are the circumstances, what caused it, lots of smoke, lots of traffic, everything clogged, nobody able to move anywhere. it's very important not to say more than you actually know. if people tell me there are 7 people dead, and that's what they have, or that there's 21 or 28, depending upon who says it, who are still -- that being 49 still waiting to see what happens to them, that makes me worry very deeply. primarily because it is underground, and when i've been underground in situations like that, or after that, it's -- it's a really, really scary situation. you don't know where you are. the dust that ken ward was just talking about, the smoke that he was just talki
. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. mollohan: mr. speaker, mr. chairman, i thank the gentleman from california for yielding. and i thank him also for his leadership on mine safety and workplace safety. mr. speaker, i would also like to thank the sponsor of this resolution, my colleague from west virginia's third congressional district, nick rahall. coal miners and the coal industry have no greater champion than the chairman of the natural resources committee, chairman rahall. mr. speaker, tragedy has visited west virginia's coal mines again. if a -- as a visitor, our state knows all too well the names of the communities changed with each visit and the years as well. monanga in 1907, farmington in 1968, sago in 2006 and now raleigh county, april, 2010. the names change, mr. speaker, but the grief and the sorrow, they stay exactly the same. the mother who lost her son last week is united with the sister who lost her brother in 1968 and the daughter who lost her father in 1907. mr. speaker, shy of two million people live in my state, m
for the future of the court. >>> we begin with developing news from west virginia. crews are making another attempt to rescue four missing miners trapped in the upper big branch mine. the governor says if those miners are not found by midnight, this rescue mission will become a recovery operation. thanks for joining us this even. i'm shawn yancy. >>> i'm brian bolter. fox 5's bob barnard following the developing story down in the newsroom. >> reporter: we should know in about two hours how this week- long story ends. will the four missing coal miners be found alive or will their bodies have to be recovered with 18 others still buried in the mine. rescue teams are going back into upper big branch one last time to see if four missing miners made it into one of the mine's deep refuge chambers. >> we believe without any unforeseen problems that we would not know of, that we'll be able to know if we have that sliver of hope, if we have that miracle and to be able to bring a finality to this and a closure tonight. >> reporter: the first miner funeral was held today for 61- year-old benny willingh
and the mine disaster in west virginia. the same root cause, a broken regulatory system says arianna huffington. she connects the dots. >>> martha stewart fixes a wardrobe malfunction for a major league baseball player? >>> al gore outstalks the producer. >> while we have you here, what's your reaction to the fact that -- what's your reaction to the fact that -- >> i'm not doing an interview right now. >> and sarah palin's inconvenient taxable income. how much has she made since she walked out as governor of alaska? >> we're retreating in another direction. >> the direction of $12 million. how is that selly outy thing working for you? that woman is an idiot. all the news and commentary now on "countdown." >> you are naive if you don't see a full-court press -- >>> good evening from new york. in dozens of nations around the world, there is enough nuclear material the professionals estimate to construct more than 120,000 nuclear weapons. al qaeda only needs enough to make one. in our fourth -- fifth story tonight, president obama today concluded the biggest summit of world leaders, convened by an
. but my guess is that the senator from virginia, the senator from connecticut might drop that in about five minutes. not that the senator from virginia is actually add -- advocating. he's trying to solve something else. that's something in about five minutes could be solved. so i do think that what senator warner has said is true. that is that the rhetoric around this, an issue that could be dealt with literally in about five minutes, is probably overheated. and the fact is that what we need to do is figure out a way to focus on this issue in an intelligent way. i think that as the senator from virginia mentioned, people on both extremes want to make sure that if a large institution in this company fails, it's just like the small institutions in this country. they go out of business. i think we're united on that. are there some flaws that exist? yes. did the bill get a little sideways at the end? yes. but do people understand the way we can deal with this in an intelligent, thoughtful way and fix that? yes. i wonder if the senator from virginia would wish to not maybe get into specific
-universal television >>> good evening. we begin with a breaking news story out of west virginia where there has been an accident and apparent explosion in a coal mine. getting coal out of the ground is a daily part of life in that part of the country. it appears disaster has struck the mining industry once again. ron allen has been following this story since the first word of possible loss of life and miners trapped underground. >> reporter: it is difficult to tell exactly what has happened. an explosion in a coal mine can be a difficult and deathly situation. 21 miners are unaccounted for. a mine run by the performance coal company. the explosion happened around 3:30 eastern time. emergency crews and state investigators are racing to the scene to figure out exactly what has happened. families of the miners are also certainly hoping for the best possible news and fearing the worst and gathering for word about the situation. coal mines like this one in west virginia tend to be in close-nit communities where generations of families have worked the mines. it is unknown exactly how many are trapped, how
with scattered frost. all of these counties in blue, likely scattered frost, including west virginia, where the temperatures are down into the upper 20s like yesterday morning. eastern shore in the low 40s. over the last hours. our sky has cleared out and lots of sunshine today. by noontime, ought to be in the 60s. then overnight tonight we'll have this past full moon up. it's not going to be as chilly by dawn on friday. ought to be down near 50. tomorrow's highs, low 80s and feeling like summertime and looking like the summertime pattern into the weekend too. saturday, partly cloudy and mid-80s, a chance of evening norms on sunday and perhaps get on monday. how's the traffic? >> a lot of roadwork in the overnight hours. we're moving along pretty well. traffic was being detoured for a while off the inner loop at i-66. that should be wrapped up. the district authorities are on the scene of a accident, minor in nature, but does involve an ambulance at new york avenue. authorities are on the scene. there was a patient in the ambulance and nobody seriously injured. another ambulance is on the s
review of the explosion that killed 29 west virginia miners last week makes it clear there are safety problems throughout the coal industry. the president is ordering federal regulators to work closely with state officials to prevent another tragedy underground. >> this isn't just about a single mine. it's about all of our mines. the safety record at the massey upper big branch mine was trouble. and it's clear that while there are many responsible companies, far too many -- far too many mines aren't doing enough to protect their workers' safety. >> now, at the moment, the president is on his way to kennedy space center. he might not get a real warm welcome there. he'll brief nasa workers on his policy on space flight, which includes to much dismay of some people, his decision to cancel a return to the moon. the plan does include building a new space capsule for use at the international space station, and developing a new generation of rockets for future trips to mars. >> i know you're looking at this going, what is wrong with people? well, web fans think this guy is top dog. what does
in a massive explosion at the upper big branch mine in west virginia. this incident was the worst u.s. coal mining disaster in 40 years. and finally, mr. speaker, today our thoughts and prayers remain with the friends and family of those 11 miners who went missing after an explosion last week at the deep water horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico. 17 workers were also injured and we wish for their speedy recovery. too many workers in this nation are subjected to dangerous conditions at work and have sacrificed their lives and health as a result. everyone is entitled to a safe and healthy workplace. every family deserves to know that when they send their loved one off to work that loved one will come home that evening. mr. speaker, with this resolution we remember and we honor all of these fallen workers and we redouble our commitment to make our nation's workplaces safe and healthy for all workers. i thank representative johnson for introducing this resolution, eddie bernice johnson from texas, and i urge my colleagues to support this bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the s
of congress to do that. now may be the time. david kerley, abc news, montcoal, west virginia. >>> leaders from arrived the world have arrived in washington for today's summit on nuclear security hosted by the president. the goal is to secure all vulnerable nuclear materials within four years. it's a goal intelligence experts say may be unrealistic but necessary. >> time is not on our side. as long as you have terrorist groups and others with the intent, and not just groups. iran, north korea, other states. the world's got to treat the nuclear threats that we face with a much greater sense of urgency than we have in the last few years. >> in addition to attending the summit, president obama will host one on one meetings today with china's president, jordan's king, and the leaders of malaysia, ukraine and armenia. >>> teens and young women who regularly drink alcohol have a higher risk of benign breast disease in their 20s which is a leading risk factor for breast cancer. that's according to a study of 9,000 young women published this morning. those who reported drinking at least six days a week
of confidence in the police, they say they just need help. >>> thousands of people gathered in west virginia yesterday to pay tribute to 29 coal miners killed in that explosion earlier this month. president obama promised their families that he would honor their sacrifice by improving safety in the mines. rachel martin has more. >> reporter: 29 crosses, 29 lights, commemorating 29 lives lost and remembered. ♪ stand by me >> reporter: both the president and vice president traveled to beckley, west virginia, to pay tribute to the miners lost in the april 5th tragedy. in a community service full of memories and music. ♪ o say can you see >> all that hard work, all that hardship, all the time spent underground, it was all for the families. and so these miners lived as they died. in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: hundreds of people have come here looking for words of comfort from the president. mostly they have come to comfort each other and to share their own stories of loss. jean cook lost her nephew adam morgan in the mine and pays tribute to him in her own way. >> how old was
there. another pocket of rain ahead of that upper level low around areas like virginia in towards north carolina, too. the radar picture, most of the action off in the atlantic ocean. later today daytime heating. if you see any it will make things unstable so storms coming back into play. raleigh, rain showers around the state line with north carolina into virginia, and the rain itself near the beltway so we'll get some delays in the air when you get around d.c. because of the light pocket of rain moving through, also the poor visibility is definitely going to be out there, something we're watching. up to the north farther, things are okay, nice and sunny around boston. rain heads in later today, and it will be around new york so you get some delays out of that. weak impulse moving through the plains now. it is enough to generate light rain around eastern parts of nebraska and iowa, too. not a big deal. traveling by plane today world's busiest airport, check out atlanta, midtown covered up. the rain went through yesterday, the fog is up there. you'll see travel delays in atlanta for the
and bipartisanship. god bless him. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i also ask unanimous consent to speak for a minute to honor former congressman stan rarries who pass aid way march 27. he represented the eighth district of virginia in the house from 1973 to 1974 and then again throughout the 1980's, from 1981 to 1990. he was a very hardworking advocate for northern virginians, he was a fighter pilot a veteran of the korean war, he earned the distinguished flying cross and the purple heart for his service. he was known for give ought his home phone number and listening to people regardless of their views. i'm not sure his successor has given out his home phone number as often but mr. parris supported flood control projects and bridge he put car pool lanes on interstate 395 and transferred control to the the airports from the federal aviation administration, he made an effort to move the prison, he got the national football league to change its policy on blacking out games he proved pressure yent in warning about the looming savings an
jim moran of virginia who introduced resolution to protect federal employees. congressman, obviously there are reports of some pretty wild stuff going on around this country as the congressional members are on recess right now. we have a threat on a united states senator. reel this in for a moment. how serious it this in your opinion? >> i think it is serious, ed. the problem is not that there are crazies out there. we know that, but it's being fanned and legitimized, really, by people in the media. it kind of started with ronald reagan back 30 years ago when his theme was that government is not the solution to your problems, government is the problem. and then, of course, his media person roger ailes takes over fox news and they've done very well by appealing to people's base emotions. this like, erickson, would never mention the reason we have a census is so that he and the people in his community can get a fair share of road funds, can be equally represented in the congress, can, you know, we need to know how many people are aware so that they can all have fair distribution of wha
west virginia missing coal miners were found dead bringing the total killed in monday's explosion to 29. the latest on the tragedy straight ahead. >> sarpalin firing back at president obama again, this time over his experience. >> now, the president with all of the vast nuclear experience that he acquired as a community organizer. >> that is just a taste of what she said and brought the crowd to their feet. the slogan. saturday morning and the weekend has begun and tune to to "fox and friends" enjoying all of the fun. the show starts now. >> we have breaking news to start with. a fox news alert. tragedy out of russia. the president of poland has crashed and all people on board were killed. 132 people were dead. joining us is mata mat day with global radio news. thank you for joining us. what can you tell us? >> the president of poland and his wife have died along with scores of others in a plane crash in western russia. the president was traveling to russia when he was killed . it just ended in a complete tragedy. poland is a stuned nation at the moment. >> was it a government plane. >>
. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from west virginia rise? mrs. capito: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. mrs. capito: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to extend my deepest sympathies to the 29 victims of the upper big branch mine explosion, their families, loved ones, and their community. last monday's tragedy occurred in montcoal, west virginia, and the worst mine disaster in over 40 years. it has been gut wrenching for our entire state. in the wake of this horrific tragedy, those citizens of west virginia, including our outstanding emergency and rescue workers, and our governor, pulled together to support the communities and families devastated by this explosion. as we grieve this loss of life, we must also honor the victims of the accident by taking the appropriate steps to ensure that this never happens again. never again in west virginia or in any other state can we let safety slip through the cracks. we will not let this happen again. now is the
front royal, virginia, on the democrat's line. caller: yes. what people need to do is look in the bible and it tells you what is going to happen, ezekiel 38 and 39, it tells you exactly what is going to happen. host: 10 more minutes of your calls. venezuela -- china's $20 billion bolster of chavez. inside i will show you a little bit of the article of where the money is going toward venezuela. china bolsters hugo chavez with a credit of $20 billion -- and a picture of the chinese representative meeting with hugo chavez over the weekend. mr. travis said it will be used for highways and other projects and will be repaid with crude -- mr. chavez said it will be used for highways and other products -- projects. southboro, in massachusetts. peter on the independent line. caller: i don't understand all of the attention that is given to iran, given that iran has never attacked anyone. we overthrew the newly elected government in 1953. we supported iraq in the suit -- in the war against iran and hence we ended up with saddam hussein. yet someone like israel has nuclear weapons has attacked leba
of the mining disaster in west virginia the president is stepping up and getting to the bottom of who is responsible. how union bustsing could come to an end. >>> liz cheney continues her mud slinging at president obama. the hate merchant is calling this administration reckless. i guess she forgot about how her dad used to go hunting and shoot people in the face. >>> daily show co-creator lizz winstead will be here to tell us what tiger's up to and what tiger and the pope have in common. i'm looking forward to that. [ advisor 1 ] what do you see yourself doing one week, one month, five years after you do retire? ♪ client comes in and they have a box. and inside that box is their financial life. people wake up and realize i better start doing something. we open up that box. we organize it. and we make decisions. we really are here to help you. they look back and think, "wow. i never thought i could do this." but we've actually done it. [ male announcer ] visit ameriprise.com and put a confident retirement more within reach. that was the pizza guy! and baby, he was messy. come on. you
rights rally in northern virginia. i guess it makes them feel better. a couple hundred more protested without their guns on the national mall. hold it right there. here's the thing. why didn't they do this in the last eight years? why now? what has barack obama done? what have the democrats done? what have the liberals done? they don't even know why they're upset. government takeover of health care. is that it? wall street. okay, well figure this out. the democrats want to reel in wall street and the republicans are against it. where do these tea bag nut jobs stand on that one? former alabama minuteman leader mike vanderbow told the crowd armed confrontation should only be used when the government threatens people's lives but he left the door open for violence if people refuse arrest for refusing to buy health insurance. i can't believe i'm quoting this guy tonight. "if i know i'm not going to get a fair trial in federal court, i at least have the right to have an unfair gunfight." he's a smart one, isn't he? this is the same guy who advocated throwing bricks through windows to protes
. >>> in west virginia, rescuers are now inside the mine where 2 25 people perished on monday, hoping they will fine one of the four missing miners alive. tom costello is there this morning. tom, bring us up to date on this hope for a rescue. >> reporter: well, just to remind you there are four miners that are missing, and the hope is that all of them are alive, but of course the governor has already said repeatedly that the chances are very slim. they're hoping for a miracle here. 32 rescuers went into the mine just before 5:00 a.m. and interestingly, before they went in, they had to be very cleanly shaven, very close shave, because they had to wear oxygen masks, and those masks had to fit very tightly against their faces. as they go into this mine, which, of course, has just been consumed with very, very lethal levels of carbon monoxide and methane and hydrogen. they believe that those levels have dropped enough to allow the rescue to go in. so they went in at 4:55 this morning. but they have a very long journey, savannah. they have to travel five miles deep into this mountain, into
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